6 Bedroom Suites, 8 baths, Sleeps 12
About Teri Ackerman
Mare Blu is owned by Teri & Bernie Ackerman of Fort Mill, SC. They have two sons, Jason and Adam.
Why Teri Ackerman chose Rendezvous & Ditleff
We love St John because it is restful and relaxing, yet still offers something for everyone. There is great hiking and snorkeling just seconds from our house - not to mention the spectacular views. There are also fabulous restaurants just 5 minutes away and the best beachs in the world.
What makes this Villa unique
Mare Blu was built with all the main living space on the same level. Large infinity edge pool, outdoor and indoor kitchen, dining room, and lots of out door seating covered and with sun so everyone can be together. There are also separate porches and areas for smaller groups or couples to have some quiet time.. All the bedroom suites are large and equal in size with large bathrooms. Indoor and outdoor TVs where you can view your favorite program, movie or sporting event while floating in the pool. Every room and space including bathrooms have a spectacular view of the Caribbean.
Pool / Spa
Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property that is caused by you or your party during your stay.
Parties/events allowed - Only with prior permission event fee will applyOnly with prior permission event fee will apply
Max guests: 12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
Minimum age of primary renter: 35
- Rental Agreement must be signed provided by owner.
Perfect family vacation at Mare Blu on St. John
Our family of ten, ages six months to sixtyish, enjoyed a perfect week on St. John at beautiful Mare Blu! This our first visit with the whole family since The hurricanes. It was gratifying to see that nature prevails as does the spirit of the people of St. John. We spent perfect days at Hawksnest, Francis, Trunk and our favorite Maho Bay with its turtles! We also added a new beach to our list, Hansen. Dinners at Morgan's Mango and lunches at The Tap Room and Skinny Legs were fun and delicious.
Everyone loved Mare Blu! The villa is beautifully designed: elegant with attention to every detail yet comfortable and accommodating. There are spacious living areas, indoors and out, lovely bedrooms, some with screened verandas and outdoor showers, all with splendid views looking out toward St. Croix. The well equipped kitchen and outdoor dining area were great for our breakfasts and some dinners. The swimming pool was wonderful for the children in the late afternoons and illuminated our evenings sometimes inviting late night swims. The location of the villa was private and quiet yet a convenient drive to Cruz Bay and the beaches.
Mare Blu would definitely be our first choice for a return stay on St. John with our family or some friends.
Marta, thanks for writing such a lovely review. So happy you and your family enjoyed St. John and Mare Blu. Hope to speak with you again soon about a future
My family loved Mate Blu. There are 12 of us, and the house was perfect for us. It is designed so everyone has space and the outdoor living area is winderful. We ate all our dinners there, and spent of our house time there. Tori, the local manager, was always available to help with any problem. She checked in with us often. We have been to St John 9 times, and this was the best ever! I would highly recommend Mare Blu.
Patricia, we are so happy you and your family loved Mare Blu.
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you on your 10th trip to St. John.
Perfect home for 2 families!
We stayed here the week of July 4th. We could not have been happier. The house has everything (and exactly as pictured): infinity pool, tv's everywhere (although we rarely used them, we would rather look out at he ocean), fully appointed kitchen, including ice maker, multiple stoves and dishwashers. Anything you would need was there, pool floats, beach chairs, coolers.
We had lots of questions for Teri (owner) and Drew (property manager on island) as we prepared for our vacation. Both were responsive, detailed and helpful in their responses.
We would recommend this property without hesitation. This is the house you would build if you had the money, nothing was overlooked.
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted that
You enjoyed Mare Blu as much as we do. We would love for you to return anytime.
Luxury retreat with no detail overlooked!
Mare Blu was everything we envisioned our luxury rental to be and even more. No detail has been overlooked. From wonderful linens and towels, to comfortable furniture and a perfectly stocked kitchen, even down to the outside lighting! Teri and Bernie did not miss any opportunity to make this home comfortable and inviting. They are absolutely a joy to work with and the concierge, Drew, continues that professionalism during your stay. The layout of the home gives everyone plenty of space to gather and yet, opportunity to relax in privacy if you choose. We had two families with 7 teens and college aged kids and never felt "on top of each other" or too much in the kids space. So many great and comfortable locations to relax and take in the sunrise and sunset or get some sun or shade.
I cannot say enough great things about this home and can NOT wait to return.
Mare Blu was intended to be enjoyed by families like yours.
We are so happy you had a great time. Look forward to speaking with you again in the near future
Mare Blu is simply stunning and serene.
"Mare Blu provided a beautiful, serene setting for our recent 50th anniversary celebration with family. The manager met us promptly upon arrival and made us immediately feel at home. The villa was luxurious and so well-appointed that it would be difficult to want anything more. The large outdoor dining and indoor living areas created an atmosphere in which our family was able to enjoy memorable conversations and meals together without interruptions. And, the opportunity to enjoy a cup of early-morning coffee on the patio or to swim under the stars in a pool overlooking the ocean was priceless.
The downside of this trip was that it was far too short. A week just wasn't long enough to fully experience the beautiful scenery and uncrowded beaches that St. John has to offer.
Teri was wonderful to work with prior to, and during, our stay. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with our family, and for providing many helpful shopping and restaurant suggestions. We are already looking forward to our next stay.
Mare Blu was intended to be enjoyed by families like your. Thanks for choosing Mare Blu for your special anniversary. We look forward to your return visit.
Teri & Bernie
No Hurricane Damage, Have Power and Internet.
Mare Blu Villa is a striking addition to St. John's beautiful landscape. From a hillside on the exclusive Rendezvous Bay overlooking the majestic south shore, this colorful villa mirrors the dramatic hues of the Caribbean scenery that inspired it. Mare Blu is considered to be one of the most luxurious high-style, relaxing and private villas on the island of St. John. Please be sure to visit our personal website for much more about this gorgeous home and it's surroundings.
Other Activities: St. John's casual ambiance, coupled with the sense of seclusion the island provides, quickly sends visitors into a vacation state-of- mind. Once through the security gates of Mare Blu and into the villa's main pavilion, guests are not only convinced that they have escaped civilization, but are also certain they have found paradise! From a lounge chair on the veranda at Mare Blu, one may feel as if they are completely secluded, but in fact, they are only a short drive from the best of everything the island of St. John has to offer. Mare Blu is only a short distance from the festive town of Cruz Bay with its upscale shopping, trendy boutiques, gourmet markets, art galleries and fine dining. It's only a short drive to numerous bays and inlets suitable for kayaking, scuba diving, sailing, power boating and also to the renowned National Park beaches for a leisurely day of snorkeling or simply relaxing on powder white sand.
Golf: For golfers, the thrill of a lifetime awaits at Mahogany Run Golf Course on St. Thomas, a Caribbean resort course rich in tropical foliage, exciting and challenging greens and spectacular vistas! The 14th hole of Mahogany Run - perched on a cliff 200 feet above a rocky inlet of the Atlantic Ocean and commanding an unlimited view of the sea and neighboring U.S. and British Virgin Islands - may well be one of the most photographed and among the most challenging of par-3 holes in the world.
Designed by George and Tom Fazio and opened in 1980, Mahogany Run has attracted thousands of visitors, golfers and non-golfers, celebrities and Presidents alike - to its challenging and exciting greens. Carved and blasted out of native Blue-Bit stone resulting in an area of land just less than 100 acres, Golf Digest proclaimed that its creation was more of an engineering marvel than an architectural one. As you stand on the 14th tee box and feel the pounding surf between you and the 14th green, it is understandable why there have been no other attempts to build a golf course on St. Thomas.